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 for zip
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zip \Zip\, v. i.
     To make, or move with, a sound like a zip[1].
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zip \Zip\ (z[i^]p), n. [Imitative.]
     1. A hissing or sibilant sound such as that made by a flying
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. a quantity of no importance. [informal]
     Syn: nothing, nihil, nichts, nix, nada, aught, cipher,
          cypher, goose egg, naught, nil, zero, zilch.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. a device for locking together two toothed edges by means
        of a sliding tab.
     Syn: slide fastener, zipper, zip-fastener.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had
           ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had
           done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for
           naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it" [syn: nothing,
           nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher,
           goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo]
      2: a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid
         in the sorting of mail [syn: ZIP code, ZIP, postcode,
         postal code]
      3: forceful exertion; "he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's
         full of zip" [syn: energy, vigor, vigour, zip]
      4: a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of
         a sliding tab [syn: slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip
      v 1: close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it's cold" [syn:
           zip up, zipper, zip] [ant: unzip]
      2: move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck
         speed" [syn: travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  154 Moby Thesaurus words for "zip":
     aggressiveness, animal spirits, animation, assibilate,
     assibilation, ball the jack, bang, barrel, bite, boom, bowl along,
     breeze, breeze along, briskness, brush, bustle, buzz,
     capersomeness, clip, coltishness, cut along, dash, drive,
     effervesce, effervescence, effervescing, elan, enterprise, esprit,
     exuberance, fire, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, fleet, flit, fly,
     fly low, foot, frication, frictional rustling, friskiness,
     frolicsomeness, gaiety, gamesomeness, gayness, get-up-and-go,
     ginger, go fast, gusto, guts, hasten, heartiness, highball, hiss,
     hissing, hotness, hush, hushing, hustle, initiative, kick, life,
     lisp, liveliness, make knots, nip, nippiness, outstrip the wind,
     pep, pepper, pepperiness, piss and vinegar, pizzazz, playfulness,
     poop, pour it on, punch, push, raciness, relish, rhonchus, rip,
     rollicksomeness, rompishness, rush, scorch, shush, shushing,
     sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, siss, sissing,
     sizz, sizzle, sizzling, skim, skittishness, snap, snappiness,
     sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle,
     speed, spice, spiciness, spirit, spiritedness, spirits, spit,
     splutter, sportiveness, sprightliness, spunk, sputter, squash,
     squelch, squish, starch, sternutation, stertor, storm along, sweep,
     swish, tang, tear along, thrust, thunder along, verve, vigor, vim,
     vitality, vivacity, waltz, wheeze, whish, whisk, whistle,
     whistling, white noise, whiz, whoosh, zest, zestfulness, zing,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Zone Information Protocol (AppleTalk)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Zigzag Inline Package (VRAM)

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [primarily MS-DOS/Windows] To create a compressed archive from a group of
      files using PKWare's PKZIP or a compatible archiver. Its use is spreading
      now that portable implementations of the algorithm have been written.
      Commonly used as follows: ?I'll zip it up and send it to you.? See tar and

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  zip file
  zipped file
     1.  A compressed archive
     containing one or more files, the act of creating it and its
     filename extension.  Originally, such a "zip file" was
     created using PKWare, Inc.'s PKZIP utility program for
     Due to the popularity of the original program, the format has
     spread to Windows, Unix and other operating systems and
     the function is often built into file managers.
     unzip is the corresponding de-archiver or the act of
     extracting files from an archive.
     The first two bytes of a zip file are the ASCII characters
     "PK" after Phil Katz who developed the original PKZIP.
     See also gzip, tar and feather.
     2.  Zip Drive.
     [{Jargon File]
     3.  zip function.

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